Mervyns
3.1 of 5 75 reviews
www.mervyns.com Hayward, CA 5000+ Employees

Mervyns Reviews

Updated Jan 29, 2014

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39% Approve of the CEO

Mervyns CEO John Goodman

John Goodman

(18 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Very flexible hours and accommodating vacation requests"
    in 6 reviews
  • "The employee discount was nice, but prices were inflated, so you had to use coupons as well"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor communication from senior management"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Unfortunately you often times had to spend 20-30 minutes dealing with customers that were unwilling to accept no as an answer"
    in 3 reviews
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Decent company to work for

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at Mervyns part-time for more than a year

Pros-friendly family environment
-20% discount on top of other store discounts
-regularly scheduled raises

Cons-low salary
-repetitive and tedious work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Mervyns

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Mervyns part-time for more than a year

ProsThey finally closed down for good!

ConsNot a good company to work for!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Started off good then reality set in

Customer Service Associate (Former Employee)
Warren, MI

I worked at Mervyns part-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexible schedule. Fun group of managers.

ConsNot enough man hours scheduled in a shift to get all the work done.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease man hours per shift.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stepping Stone

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Mervyns

ProsCompany was exciting and energetic.

ConsThere were really no cons

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no care for employees

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Mervyns part-time

Prosflexible hours, get bonuses on opening credit cards

Consunorganized, ruse employers, dirty working environment

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suckiest place ive ever worked

Retail Sales (Current Employee)
Sacramento, CA

I have been working at Mervyns part-time for more than a year

Prosthey wrote paychecks and many of the employees were longtimers

Conshateful, bitter management that sucked the life out of any room they entered. If you smiled while working, they seemed to think it was "fun" and would quickly find a job for you that would wipe the smile off your face. Work in the warehouse because you like lifting and not dealing with people? Congratulations! You are now on floor sales. Enjoy helping people shop, making purchase suggestions? Congratulations! You are now folding sweaters for the rest of your career.

Advice to Senior Managementbelieve it or not, people are actually productive if you allow them to enjoy their work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Short term

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Mervyns

ProsFlexibility for students was available

ConsStaffing was not on par.

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Retail is hard work . Your holidays are ruined

Team Relations (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I worked at Mervyns full-time for more than 10 years

ProsIt would be a good job for student going to school.

ConsWorking nights and then having to be back at 7:00 the next morning.

Advice to Senior ManagementThink about reality and feelings.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Mervyns

ProsThe Company believed in promoting within so was a great opportunity for career growth

ConsThe Company filed for Chapter 7 and then Chapter 11 and we were ALL out of jobs within 4 days

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't liquidate

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Miss this place!

Executive Assistant (Former Employee)
Plano, TX

I worked at Mervyns full-time for more than 10 years

ProsPromotions from within were the best. It was a small place and you knew everyone

ConsThey went out of business

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